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NDOT Temporarily Suspends Construction on State Route 28 Shared Use Path for Fourth of July Holiday

Post Date:06/30/2017 10:54 AM

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced that work on State Route 28 shared-used path near Incline Village will be on hold during the Fourth of July extended holiday weekend, Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.

With the expected holiday traffic at the popular travel destination, NDOT and Granite Construction officials timed current work to be at a point where State Route 28 could be accessible in both directions for holiday weekend access.

Construction will resume on Wednesday, July 5 at 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate delays of 20-30 minutes with one-lane flagger controlled closures. Daytime single lane closures occur Monday through Friday from approximately 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on State Route 28 from the southern end of Incline Village to three miles south of Sand Harbor State Park for construction of the shared use path and water quality improvements

Starting Sunday, July 9, nighttime single lane closures from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. with delays of 20-30 minutes are planned between Hidden Beach to three miles south of Sand Harbor State Park for construction of water quality and traffic safety improvements. Crews are working directly with Sand Harbor to allow for a seamless arrival/departure from the evening Shakespeare performances.

With potential travel delays, drivers are encouraged to be aware of vehicle fuel and/or electric charge range and utilize available fueling/charging stations before traveling through road work zones.

Roadside parking from Ponderosa Ranch Road to approximately three-plus miles south of Sand Harbor State Park will not be allowed during construction. Officials encourage travelers to pay special attention to no parking/tow-away zones throughout the project area as towing will be enforced for no parking zones. The roadside parking lot and bathroom at Memorial Point will be closed for the season to allow for staging areas. Beach and trail access between Lakeshore Boulevard and Sand Harbor State Park may be limited or closed during construction. Travelers are encouraged not to access beaches or trails through the project area due to safety concerns.

NDOT has contracted Granite Construction to implement the State Route 28 Shared Use Path, Water Quality, and Safety Improvement project. Completion of the approximately $36 million project is anticipated for the end of 2018, but may extend into 2019 depending on future weather impacts.

More than 2.5 million vehicles a year travel on State Route 28, mixing with as many as 2,000 pedestrians and bicyclists who park and recreate near the roadside on peak days, creating safety and accessibility concerns on the mountain highway. The additional pathway and parking areas will enhance safety and mobility for everyone on the roadway. 

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